CLASH ON THE CATAWBA by Manly Wade Wellman


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The adventures of Zack Harper are continued in this further sequel to Rifles at Romsons Mill and Battle for King's Mountain and for some reason there is this time a sense of repetition. Once again Zack serves as a scout, attached this time to Dan Morgan's troops; again he is captured and escapes a British prison; again the information he carries makes possible success for a ragtag bobtail army and defeat for the well-ordered British troops. Again the scene hovers around t he Carolinas and a campaign in which Tory and Rebels can scarcely differentiate one from the other, even within a single household. The recreation of the leading figures is excellent; the story line enlivens the sense of history. One could wish the minor characters were not so two-dimensional and the dialogue so artificia

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1962
Publisher: Ives Washburn